North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center

The 2017 Extension Risk Management Education application period is now open! Read the 2017 RFA for all the information you will need to submit a full on-line proposal. All proposals are due Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM CT. Go to Apply for Funding to begin the application process. Be sure to review the Proposal Resources!

The September 29 recorded webinar for potential applicants can be viewed here. You can also view the slides, if you prefer.

A recent needs assessment and a special emphasis needs assessment were completed across the north central region. Applicants are encouraged to read through these documents.

We enjoyed a fantastic national conference in Ft. Worth, Texas April 26-28. Many of the presentations from the conference are posted in the Ag Risk and Farm Management Library for you to view. You can review the presentation on project management for the North Central Center. In the meantime, plan to join us in Cincinnati, Ohio for the 2017 National Extension Risk Management Education Conference, April 27-28.

Established in 2001, the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center funds results-based, producer-focused, competitive grants with funding from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). We are located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Serving the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin; the Center provides funding annually for individual programs which directly benefit the agricultural producer through a competitive application process.

Our mission and the mission of the national program is educating America’s farmers and ranchers to manage the unique risks of producing food for the world’s table.




2017 Request for Applications

By on September 15, 2016

The 2017 RFA is now open! Be sure to take a look! For more specific information about the application process go to Apply for Funding.


Success and Legacy Stories

By on July 6, 2016

From time to time a project is so unique or successful that it merits a “shout out” in the form of a success story. We continually update these stories as more projects are completed and approved. Success and Legacy Stories

Announcing the 2016 NCERME Projects

By on June 7, 2016

Our Advisory Council met and funded 16 full proposals and four exploratory projects for 2016. The full projects are 18 months in length while the exploratory projects will be completed in six months. We are very excited about the variety

The 2016 ERME Application Process is now closed!

By on November 17, 2015

The next funding application phase will begin in September 2016 for the 2017 funding year. Please check back then for more information about the application process.

Progress Report Due Date

By on June 10, 2015

Progress reports are due for 2015 and 2016 Project Directors on July 1. To report, you need to log into the reporting page at, enter your password and enter.  Any questions? Contact Christine, or 402-472-2039.

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